C-Kermit is a combined serial and network communication software package offering a consistent, medium-independent, cross-platform approach to connection establishment, terminal sessions, file transfer, character-set translation, numeric and alphanumeric paging, and automation of communication tasks. Recent versions include FTP and HTTP clients as well as an SSH interface, all of which can be scripted and aware of character-sets. It supports built-in security methods, including Kerberos IV, Kerberos V, SSL/TLS, and SRP, FTP protocol features such as MLSD, and source-code parity with Kermit 95 2.1 for Windows and OS/2.
Playlist Warlock is a text-based frontend for mpg123 written in Perl. It is intended to provide users with the playlist browsing and song selection of a GUI MP3 player from any terminal. It provides a combination of Winamp/XMMS, vi/less, and Unix prompt-style commands for creating, editing, sorting, and navigating MP3 playlists. Using mpg123 as a backend, PLWarlock allows the user to easily browse playlists and play MP3s. It supports contiguous and random play, simple jump-to-song syntax, sorting by filename/path+filename, and all the other commands you've come to expect from a good MP3 player.
DataReel is a free, cross-platform database and communications toolkit. It can be used to rapidly develop and deploy multi-threaded database and communications applications. The DataReel toolkit is composed of a modular C++ library designed to build cross-platform infrastructures for end-user applications, embedded systems, and reusable libraries. DataReel's unique modular design simplifies adaptation, allowing you to determine the level of complexity. DataReel makes Internet connectivity and database programming easy.
PowerTerm InterConnect is a fast and secure terminal emulator, providing comprehensive emulation support via various communication modes. It meets the host access needs of many organizations, supporting the broadest and widest range of hosts, including IBM Mainframe, IBM AS/400, UNIX, OpenVMS, SCO, Tandem, HP, ANSI, Data General, Wyse, Televideo, and more. PowerTerm InterConnect offers state-of-the-art features, including SSH and SSL security, customizable function keys, multiple concurrent sessions, scripting, a menu bar, scalable and selectable fonts, intelligent copy and paste, printing, and more.
Spinner is useful for keeping telnet and ssh links from dropping due to inactivity. Many firewalls and some ISPs drop connections when they are perceived as idle. By having spinner running, the server is constantly sent a tiny amount of data over the link, preserving the connection. Spinner thus acts as a keep-alive. It displays a little "spinning" ASCII character in the top left corner of your terminal. It supports any terminal capable of handling VT100-style escape codes. Spinner can also function transparently by only sending null characters to the terminal. In this mode Spinner supports any terminal. It also has a mode called "Ghost in the Machine" in which you can use Spinner to write the spinner character to any TTY, not just your own.
ConMan is a serial console management program designed to support a large number of console devices and simultaneous users. It supports local serial devices, remote terminal servers (via the telnet protocol), IPMI Serial-Over-LAN (via FreeIPMI), Unix domain sockets, and external processes (e.g., using Expect to control connections over telnet, ssh, or IPMI Serial-Over-LAN). Its features include logging (and optionally timestamping) console device output to file, connecting to consoles in monitor (R/O) or interactive (R/W) mode, allowing clients to share or steal console write privileges, and broadcasting client output to multiple consoles.
ansistego provides terminal-level steganography for scripts and other ASCII files (ie, protection against 'cat'). It intersperses a text/script with commented ANSI codes that cause most terminals to clear sensitive lines as soon as they are written. Only a specified front text appears. The front text is embedded in the script using ANSI-cloaked comments, so that the text appears unaltered when the script is viewed with cat, but the script can be run without any decoding stage.